Topic: My Port Worked!

Went to Dr. Lee's (Princeton) today and was expecting to get some meds to unclog the "gunk" that gets into ports. 2 weeks ago they couldn't get blood return. They even reaccessed my port and no go. I wonder if it's the nurse now??? She tried 2x and they ordered the meds. I went in today expecting to get them, and guess what?? Blood return!!! I am so happy that I don't have to worry anymore.
But they refilled my pump and the same nurse tried to access it. She failed 2x. So the other nurse had to do it.
I wonder if it's the nurse?? Maybe she just doesn't have a good "touch" where I'm concerned.
I'm just relieved it's over and I can quit worrying about that now... now it's on to worrying about radiation and the size of my nodes, etc......

KrisJ
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Re: My Port Worked!

Good new Kris.  My brother had the same thing happen with his pic line.  I do think some nurses just don't have the "feel".   And no sense in worrying about that which you have no control over. 
In peace,
Karen

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Re: My Port Worked!

I am so glad your PORT is working as it means more Sailors can drop in when in town!!!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: My Port Worked!

Kris...I agree with Karen.  As in any profession - some people are better than others. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: My Port Worked!

HAHA Lainy. I already tried that route!! First hubby was a sailor!!! smile
I just LOVE a man in uniform: 2nd hubby was a paramedic..... I need to break that mold......

KrisJ
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Re: My Port Worked!

Glad to hear that your port is working now Kris!

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Re: My Port Worked!

yay!! let's try to get together when you're in Princeton in a few weeks! just let me know for sure a few days in advance OK?

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Audrey, as of now it's July 11. I have to call Dr. K's office to see if she wants me up there anytime soon. If it changes I will let you know.
I know this wasn't really necessary to post in good news, but I needed to post in good news. There's been so much bad news lately... I can't take much more without celebrating even a small victory.

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.